Author Archives: Melissa Lloyd

I’m an on-location, natural light, creative, portrait photographer focusing on maternity, newborn, family, + children. This blog combines my latest photography work, glimpses into my life, and things that inspire me.

A quick peek from Brandi and Meghan’s session. Aren’t mother/daughter sessions so sweet? There are actually 4 generations represented in this session…you will see all four in the full blog posting…for now, you will just have to enjoy Brandi and Meghan. This session started off a little stressful due to some arrival issues. Sometimes, when things just don’t go our way, we just have to laugh and accept it. Being upset won’t change the situation and things typically happen for a reason. The session may have started stressful, but once we got started there was nothing but smiles and laughter! Thank you Brandi for organizing this four generation session. What joy these images will bring you in the years to come as you look back on such a rare occasion as to have four generations of women together. Amazing!

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Meet Easton. When he came to see me he was 9 days new and you can see in the pictures that he is incredibly sweet. I enjoyed every minute of loving on this little guy. His dad is a HUGE hockey fanatic and his mom is a head tennis coach. Do you think sports are in this guy’s future? 🙂 For his newborn session, we put him in dad’s hockey glove. For his 6 month session, I think we should put him in a tub or crate filled with tennis balls. Seems fair, right?

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If you would like to get in front of my camera for a Maternity, Newborn, Baby, Child, Family, or High School Senior Session, call me today. I only have 2 openings left in June and 2 in July.

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undefined[throo] the lens photography is hosting a Summer Cutest Kid Contest!

Submit a photo of your “cutest kid” and you could win a FREE 1-hour photo session + (1) 8×10 + (1) Digital File with print release!! ($230 Value)


* One entry per child
* You must be the parent or legal guardian of the child you enter into the contest (if you know a deserving family, send them a request to enter!)
* Child must be 17 years old or younger on the date of entry
* You must have permission/rights to use the photo you enter
* Photo must have been taken in the last 6 months
* Photos will be accepted until 3 pm Friday June 17th via EMAIL
* Only photos e-mailed to with the Subject line SUMMER KIDS CONTEST will be accepted
* Include your child’s name and age in the e-mail (first name and age will be posted for viewing), as well as your (the parent’s) name and contact information (address, phone and email)
* Contest is open to everyone, however the winning session must be held at a location in San Antonio, TX

::HOW DO I WIN???::

* All entries will be entered into a photo album on the [throo] the lens photography Facebook page (by me) by the end of the day on Friday, June 17th.
* Voting begins on Saturday, June 18th –

To Vote for a Photo:

(1)  You must “LIKE” the [throo] the lens photography Facebook Page. –
(2) All photos will be in the Cutest Kid Album on my Facebook Fan Page. Find the picture you want to vote for and “LIKE” it

* Photo with the most Votes (Likes) will be the winner. Comments permitted, but WILL NOT count towards the total number of votes
* Votes from non-fans will not be counted
* One vote per person, per day, per photo
* Voting will close Sunday June 26th at 11:59 PM (CST)
* Official winner will be announced on Monday June 27th, 2011


* Free 1 hour session for the child with [throo] the lens photography – additional children can be added for $15/each child
* Photo session must be booked within 30 days of winning, and completed before August 31, 2011
* Winner will receive (1) Free 8×10 print + (1) Free Digital File with print release allowing you to print the image as often as you like at any lab of your choice
* Prize not redeemable for cash
* 2nd place winner will receive a $50 gift print credit on a future session
* 3rd place winner will receive a $25 gift print credit on a future session

by Melissa Lloyd

Staci and Matt are expecting Peyton in the next few weeks! I can’t wait to capture her newborn photos – Peyton’s mom and dad are fabulous and I enjoyed spending a rainy Saturday morning with them to get some pre-Peyton photos. Life is about to change drastically for them, but in an incredible way! I can remember the excitement (not that long ago) of getting ready to welcome a much anticipated and loved new member to the family. There is really nothing to compare it to! All the planning, all the preperation, and all the shopping (might be the best part of waiting for baby) helps pass the time until that sweet bundle of squishy-ness arrives. Congratulations to Matt & Staci – you guys are going to be great parents!

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We spent Saturday with Kevin and Tammi (friends from high school) in Austin and had a blast! We checked out some of the downtown, spent the afternoon lounging in the pool,  had an amazing dinner cooked by Chef Kevin, and then the girls got their own private concert  courtesy of the guys. Kevin plays the guitar and sings and my hubby plays different types of drums…for our concert he played his cajon. I couldn’t have asked for a better day! Of course I had to document some of the day in pictures. I hope your holiday weekend was amazing too and that you made some memories and maybe captured one or two of those memories in pictures. I love these little candid moments I snapped…my kiddos (and friends) being themselves…doing their “thing”…capturing smiles, laughs, and everything in between. I am certain that you will never regret a picture that you took or bought 5 or 10 years down the road…the value only goes up! 🙂


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